Introduction: Dark Time for My Bike Becomes Light for My Office....Meet...the Upcycled Bike Lamp

About: I started out ripping apart shoes and adding "James Bond" features to them when I was about 7....the rest is Tinkering History!

After my bike decided to take "early retirement" I decided it deserved a place in the house. Unfortunately for the had to go through a little "surgery" before it would fit.
Basically what I'm saying is, the frame cracked and it was time to put the ol'girl down.  Here are a few pictures on how I brought LIGHT out of a Dark situation.

Tools I used;

Chop Saw
Flathead Screwdriver


Destroyed Bike Frame
Broken Tooth Old Rear Cassette
Some Lamp "Thread All" That's hollow
A couple washers
A couple nuts..
Lamp Shade
Lamp Kit (cord, shade holder, etc)
Felt Pads
Clear Metal Sealant (spray paint)

After cutting down the frame and filing down the sharp edges, I sprayed the old cassette and let it dry. Then I fed the lamp all thread through the cassette and bike frame tube. I then put washers and nuts on each side to hold the three pieces together (shade holder, tube, and cassette) I then tightened that puppy down!

I then did the electrical, feeding the pig tail whip through the side of the cassette and then up the hollow all thread to the socket.

I added a nice shade from the local store and some felt pads to balance then lamp and make sure it doesn't scratch my desk.

You can see in one of the pics the other pieces of the frame...I think I'm going to use the small one for a mini fridge handle or something...ideas?

Bicycle Contest

Participated in the
Bicycle Contest